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Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Senior Ally Cefalu sits in front of Meredith College fountain in her cap and gown.

Combining Biology and Psychology – Ally Cefalu »

Legacy Scholar and Honors student Ally Cefalu, ’22, double majored in biology and psychology, became a Student Assistant, conducted lab research, and formed a strong bond with the Meredith community. After graduation, she’ll be applying her passion for biology and mental health to the lab as an Analyst I at BioAgilytix in Durham.


Suzanna Gracyk

Promoting Health Through Nutrition – Suzanna Gracyk »

Wings student Suzanna Gracyk, ’22, is passionate about promoting health through nutrition. She’ll continue her studies in Meredith’s Master of Science in Nutrition program, with the ultimate goal of becoming a registered dietitian.


Jeanine Carryl

Web Developer – Jeanine Carryl »

Computer science major Jeanine Carryl, ’22, was drawn to STEM fields from an early age. After graduation, she’ll be working as an associate web developer, a role that resulted from her internship.


Celeste Herrera in a maroon cap and gown

Women in Fashion – Celeste J. Herrera »

Fashion merchandising and design major Celeste Herrera, ’22, gained valuable skills and experience through a powerful design internship, her involvement with a professional association, and a faculty mentor.


Aspen Degler

Aspen Degler »

Transfer student Aspen Degler, ’22, earned a double major in criminology and sociology with a minor in forensics. Meredith’s StrongPoints® program, an internship, and faculty mentors helped her determine her strengths and explore her career interests.

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Tylena Brown

Tylena Brown »

After sharpening her skills in the United States Marine Corps, Tylena Brown, ’22, chose to attend Meredith College as a Wings — Adult Education student studying business administration with a concentration in human resources.

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Joselyn Marroquin Aparicio, ’22

Prioritizing Maternal Mental Health – Joselyn Marroquin Aparicio »

At Meredith, Joselyn Marroquin Aparicio, ’22, discovered a passion for studying the reproductive system and maternity health. She hopes to encourage other Latina women to pursue their dreams and earn a college degree.


Sophie Lee

Sophie Lee »

Psychology major Sophie Lee, ’22, came to Meredith ready to take on new challenges. Identifying her strengths helped her decide on a career path, which includes pursuing a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology at Meredith.


Casey Corpening

Casey Corpening »

Class president and environmental sustainability major Casey Corpening, ’22, is a Meredith College and NC Teaching Fellow. After graduation, Casey is applying her strengths to the classroom as a middle school teacher in the Wake County Public School System.


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